An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality. Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary.
Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his 60th birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: If he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Jillette's life with his wild "potato diet".
In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician's body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, and hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking listen.
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I liked it! And why you may or may not like it...
Yes it is motivating
I liked this book but it is not for everyone. Audio addition
Why you might not want this book:
Penn swears a lot in this book if you are looking for a book that you can listen to when you are driving a bunch of boy scouts to a camp this book is not the one to listen to :)
Penn talks a lot about his atheistic view, if this will up set you this book is not for you, unless you like being upset.
Penn is not a scientist or a nutritionist as he points out in the start of his book. You are listening to the point of view of a juggler.
Penn talks about his politics which is a combination of both left wing and right wings ideas.
I respect him for that. If you only want to listen to people who have a left or right wing attitude this book is not for you.
Penn talks about sex.
Why you might want to buy this book:
Penn is vary entertaining.
Penn talks about his world view, a good insight into his mind
.My view are somewhat aligned to Penn and I like listening to him even when our views differ.Penn is likely to have different views than you.
**Even if you don't want to follow his diet the book it will motivate you lose weight.**
Penn talks about sex. He had me LOL even when I was alone in my car.
Things that could have been done better:
Include recipes Penn reads as a PDF file.
- David Hansen